La Bettola

The name means “hole in the wall,” and it is. Small and slightly quirky, this warm hideaway serves up Italian specials that soar. Meals begin with fresh focaccia and olive oil-soaked roasted garlic, and proceed with dishes such as stuffed pastas, lots of fresh fish, and softball-size meatballs. Chef-owner Gaetano Ianni rules the kitchen while his veteran crew manages the packed room with speedy efficiency.